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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    I Wounder why I was born into my family, can they never get together without me having to break up fights at 4am every day? can we never just have a nice family holiday together...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a broken family in the sense that it is bad in the core and it doesn't show it self unless only the family is present Nothing like abuse or anything physical But the...
    nintendo64man nintendo64man 13-15, M Nov 29

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    My friends have become my family since I don't have any family anymore. With 9 siblings and parents dead- everybody just split-different-some are unrecovered lifestyle choices...
    Dmariejoy Dmariejoy 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    My family is not dysfunctional as it is weird. I guess i consider my family dysfunctional in the sense that by what society dictates a family should behave and be, well, my family...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Over the course of my life I have lost all of my immediate family. I am 38. not too old, not exactly a spring chick either. this is the first year that I will have not family at...
    happyhopiindian happyhopiindian 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I love Christmas Eve with my family! An all naked day with family and significant others, with drinking, games, and feasting all day. I'm having one of my special girl friends...
    nattybushamy nattybushamy 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Let's be honest....my whole family is annoying... ??
    JustBeingMe572 JustBeingMe572 13-15, F Nov 27

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    anybody in the nc area ready for a family?
    jennygirlnov1910 jennygirlnov1910 22-25, F Dec 10

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    ever feel that the way we communicate could change the whole relationship among the family? I dont really speak a lot at home, my old man and my mom also dont speak a lot to each...
    musimpanas musimpanas 22-25, M Dec 14

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    No longer will I ever let a family member borrow money. EVER. (Or 'friend')
    AngrySantaCat AngrySantaCat 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Christmas Eve is going to rock! Big family night in the hot tub and drinks and fun and stories. I'm so excited!
    nattybushamy nattybushamy 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My family is a freak show.
    InfiniteTearDrops InfiniteTearDrops 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I come from a reasonably large family,i have 4 siblings & although that isn't really large we all have more than 3 kids! My eldest brother has 6 kids,next in line is my eldest...
    foreverinblue foreverinblue 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am fat, and love it. I also love fat men! I hope to one day have a family with a man who loves to both cook for me and eat for himself. I want my kids to grow up in a home where...
    kailanie kailanie 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Okay,I am getting closer to finally find out what's really going on and whats really wrong with me. I am in a weird mood now, it's like my whole family situation slowly stops to...
    9am3 9am3 18-21, F Dec 10

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    I don't think I'm every going to have abs :( And I hate wearing retainers in my belly button piercings :'(
    louisajayne98 louisajayne98 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not happy with my family right now... Just because I can't get a boyfriend, doesn't mean you have to plan an arranged marriage! ****...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate my aunt tomorow she is going to maried but i have to go eventhough at monday i"m going to have last semster test i mean what the hell her wedding going to take 2 days in a...
    reginacs reginacs 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I have this little cousin who is so annoying!
    DarkGamer18 DarkGamer18 13-15, M Nov 28

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    If you don't have one, it's probably you :P
    manders86 manders86 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I am the third youngest out of 9, none of them are halfs or steps. I also have 8 nieces and nephews. I don't know exactly how many cousins I have but quite a few
    RubyGoad03 RubyGoad03 13-15, F Dec 8

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    I'm too tired to write No one listens, why do they only assume They forget I exists (even if you do, do you have to tell me) I can't tell anyone though, I did tell them Tell me I'm...
    goback2thebeginningandtryagain goback2thebeginningandtryagain 18-21, F Dec 12

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    Im the 8th born out of 11. My name is Emma and I am 17, my mom and dad both have 11 children TOGETHER, including two sets of twins. I also have 16 nieces and nephews, plus my...
    EmmaDex EmmaDex 16-17, F Dec 15

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    Me and my sister have several times whin young. But no more now I some times wish we still did she was my 1st and she teached me almost all I know about sex. It all started with...
    onomaine onomaine 22-25, M Dec 16

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    My mother hates hanging out with me I don't like gossip talking about other people business it's their lives . She loves my sister in law the one who doesn't respect her , yelling...
    R4AVEN R4AVEN 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't do anything.... I can't even go outside. My mom is super overprotective and she says that I need to wear a winter coat, a scarf, and a hat in September. And my older...
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Yes, growing up with 3 older sisters I was used to seeing them naked all the time in the house. We used to sunbathe naked, hit the steam room naked and walk around the house...
    yamsatdev yamsatdev 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    She is 267 lbs and we are in Highschool
    colekiy colekiy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My mother has this habit of supporting still my relatives who are so lazy in finding their own means to sustain their daily living. It's great that my father doesn't mind about...
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    No love or comfort to be found
    XxscarsxX XxscarsxX 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    I'm pretty sure that's me...... .-.
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    But now I feel total happiness is a myth.There are so many temptations these days.The internet is one which you can use to do things you would not like others to know.It can be put...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    My father had major surgery, and he's lucky to be alive. My stepmother had the nerve to tell everyone that I'm mad because he survived! How low is that? I'm beyond hurt. I've...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F Dec 1

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    My step dad *********** me.I touch him gently when he asks me too.
    dannysalico dannysalico 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I am a person who dreams of a picket fence life I also am a believer in dreams coming true
    SmilingInTheRain SmilingInTheRain 41-45, M Dec 3

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    Recently someone told me "you should feel comfortable in your own home, you should feel loved and not scared / hide in your room".. Why did it take me this long to realize?
    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I might be getting a new aunt shes 18 and is a girlfriend of my uncle she has an amazing life she lived in an Indian tribe and stuff.
    Midnightthewolfcat Midnightthewolfcat 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My aunts pregnant! I'm so excited, she's 5 weeks along :)
    LittleLexxi21 LittleLexxi21 18-21, F 4 days ago

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